Structural Mechanics Fundamentals - Stresses, Strains and Torsion

Online /
Feb 7, 2023 /
Course Code: 0203-WEB23

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Upon completion of the training, students shall be able to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of stress, strain and elastic behavior.
  • Draw axial force, shear and bending moment diagrams of one-dimensional members subject to simple and combined loading.
  • Understand some abstract concepts, for example, stability, torsion, needed in modern structural engineering.
  • Analyze and design structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending and combined stresses using the fundamental concepts of stress, strain and elastic behavior of materials.
  • Compute stress and strains in cables, bars, beams and columns; compute deflection of beams; and compute buckling load of compression members.
  • Be able to formulate engineering problems and solve these problems using adequate mathematical tools.

Structural Mechanics is a subject that addresses computational problems in analyzing elastic structural elements. The functions contained in Structural Mechanics are designed for professional engineers, educators, and students of engineering mechanics in mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering.

In practice, the engineer can adopt Structural Mechanics to perform analyses of elastic structural elements along with other professional engineering analysis tools.


  • Introduction to Principles of Statics
  • Definitions of Stress, strain and Torsion
  • Normal and Shear Stress
  • Analysis of principle stresses and Mohr’s circle
  • Stress-Strain Relationships and Hooke’s law
  • Poisson Effect in Materials
  • Introduction to Axial Members
  • Analysis of structural elements under bending
  • Introduction to Torsion Members
  • Behavior of Rod and Shafts in Torsion
  • Deflection of beams
  • Introduction to stability and buckling
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Ashraf Dabayeh, M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Ashraf Dabayeh, M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Ashraf is currently a section chief of structures with Bombardier Aerospace.

Dr. Dabayeh received his M.A.Sc. and PhD from the University of Waterloo, specializing in fatigue and crack growth analysis of metallic materials, structural analysis and design of steel structures, stress analysis using the finite element method, multiple-site damage analysis, and composite and metallic repairs of aging aircraft materials. With over fourteen years of work experience with IMP Aerospace, L-3 Communications, and Bombardier Aerospace, he has been involved in the design and repair of metallic structures in the aerospace and automotive industries. The author of several scientific publications, Dr. Dabayeh has delivered papers at different North American and European scientific conferences on topics related to fatigue and fracture mechanics of metallic and composite structures. He has also contributed to scientific textbooks in the same field.

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Fee & Credits

$149 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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